By: Danny Wallace
What loss is to man most irrecoverable? Is it his virtue? No, for by his actions man may redeem his virtue. Is it his honor? No, for again, he may find the means to recover it, even as a man recovers some fortune he has lost.
What then, is the loss that is most irrecoverable to man? It is time. Of all losses, time spent in hatred of others is the most irrecoverable, for it is time that can never be redeemed.
Knowing this, even a second spent in anger and bitterness toward another person is a second wasted – void of profit. It neither blesses the hater, nor enriches the hated. It is equally useless to the giver, and the recipient. It is a second in time that is forever irrecoverable to man.
Completely to the contrary, even a second spent loving another person is a second that lives indefinitely. It takes glorious flight on wings of hope that continue to bless through the ages. It is a moment in time well spent, for it blesses the lover, and the loved – the giver, and the recipient. It is a moment that lives forever in the legacy of all who love, and are loved.